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2013 National Presidents Cup: Day 1

 
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Day 1 of Preliminary Matches
 
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AUBURNDALE, Fla. (July 11, 2013) – The 2013 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup kicked off Thursday at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla. The four-day event features 40 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 age groups that have earned their way to the National Presidents Cup via success in their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Presidents Cup events.
 
The tournament provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams, in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
 
Various head coaches believe National Presidents Cup helps develop their players' abilities by providing them the opportunity to play against teams from different regions of the country.
 
"We entered the tournament because our club suggested it to me and I couldn’t be happier," said U-13 Boys DSC Alliance SC Galaxy Head Coach Andres Moreno. "The organization of it, everything from Maryland and New Hampshire, now here, it’s great. You can find a different characteristic in every team. I think my team has a lot of heart, so it feels good to win the first game."
 
"This helps develop our players a fantastic amount because we’re playing against some of the best teams from each of the different regions of the country, and we very rarely get to compete at that level," said U-14 Boys Crystal Lake Force Elite Head Coach Kristian Rockall. "It’s still soccer at the end of the day but every time we’ve played a team from a different region they’ve brought a slightly different style of play to their game and it’s great. Regardless of the results on paper the biggest thing is the confidence in our players. When we make a comeback win like today and rally and score twice in the last five minutes that does a whole lot of good for our team’s confidence."
 
"Presidents Cup is a pretty exceptional tournament for us to be in; this is a very high caliber tournament," said U-13 Girls Wasatch SC Storm Head Coach Will Rader. "It’s good for our team because they get to see high-level soccer across the country, but it’s also good for me because it sets the tone for the next couple years when we get into the college recruiting years. When they get into college it’s a lot about traveling and playing in environments they’re not used to, so this will help them."
 
"We’ve made it our goal to win Regional Presidents Cup to get here, and now the goal is to win National Presidents Cup," said U-17 Girls Eastside FC Head Coach Ryan Dortch. "The hardest part for us is managing our time away from the field. We’re here in Florida and we’re from Seattle, Washington so the climate is a little different for us and what the players do away from the field and how they prepare between games is going to be big. It would mean so much; you’ve got to love the chance to win a National Presidents Cup title."
 
The US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup will continue preliminary games through Saturday, July 13. Consolation and championship matches will take place on Sunday, July 14.

For more information on the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/PresidentsCup.
 
 
Complete Scores – Day 1:
Under-13 Girls
Ohio Premier Eagles Black
OH-S
1
North Union United Strikers
PA-E
1
 
Wastach
UT
2
Bay United Sharks
FL
0
Under-13 Boys
Goshen Stars United
IN
0
DSC Alliance SC Galaxy
MD
1
 
Inter
CO
0
PDN INTERNATIONAL
TX-S
3
Under-14 Girls
SASA Spirits
IL
1
WCUSC Predators
PA-E
1
 
Platinum FC Sanchez
CA-S
2
Cape Coral Cyclones
FL
1
Under-14 Boys
Crystal Lake Force Elite
IL
2
South Shore United Blazers
MA
1
 
Downtown SC Black
CA-S
2
Westside Eagles
FL
1
Under-15 Girls
SWISA Mutiny
IN
1
WCUSC Eagles
PA-E
1
 
SC Del Sol Maxwell
AZ
3
LNSC Eclipse
NC
0
Under-15 Boys
Classics Eagles Black
OH-S
2
CROF A3 United
MD
2
 
International SC St.Tomas
NV
1
GUAMERU SC
TX-N
0
Under-16 Girls
SD United Legacy
SD
1
FASA Impact Premiere
VA
0
 
Rush Swoosh
CO
1
Albion Hurricanes Blue East
TX-S
1
Under-16 Boys
CE Black
OH-S
0
VSA HEAT BLUE
VA
0
 
NADO
CA-S
2
TESC Elite Red
NC
1
Under-17 Girls
Tri City Storm Black
ND
2
Fusion
NY-E
7
 
Eastside FC White
WA
1
Lady Lions Red
TX-S
0
Under-17 Boys
Toca USL
KS
0
YMS Clash
PA-E
3
 
La Roca Select
UT
0
ACS - Elite
NC
0
 
Note:  The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
 
 

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